cuban missile crisis

  1. Potential Conflicts Following WWIII in 1962?

    So I've been on a Cuban Missile War kick as of late. What major conflicts would occur in the 21st century, nearly 50 years after the nuclear exchange and reconstruction?
  2. anim8orkid

    No Cuban Missile Crisis: effect on US-Soviet detente

    Based on my understanding of the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis was understandably a major contributor to the later U.S. policy of detente towards the Soviet Union. However, the official detente period didn't actually begin until years later when the first round of anti-nuclear proliferation...
  3. WI: No Bay of Pigs Invasion

    What if, instead of organizing a rag-tag group of Cuban exiles to invade Cuba and overthrow Castro, either Eisenhower or Kennedy recognizes the scheme won't work and they shut down the invasion plans? Would Castro still become a Communist and move into the Soviet sphere of influence? How would...
  4. US backs down over the cuban missile crisis

    What would happen? How would the cold war evolve? Could communism win if the US proved to be weak in fighting against it?
  5. Terranical

    Could the Cuban Missile Crisis Balkanize North America?

    Could after an alternate timeline were the CMC became World War Three and the ensuing chaos after the Nuclear War caused the US, Canada and Mexico to lose some states? Is it possible or not? How would recovery last long? Which states would secede from their mother nation?
  6. Mr_Fanboy

    European Borders After a Cuban Missile War

    There have been plenty of threads discussing the likely ramifications of 1962's Cuban Missile Crisis spiraling into a full nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union. While I'm not an expert in the technical matters relevant to such a discussion, I can glean from such threads...
  7. Terranical

    What's the population of the world if the Cuban Missile Crisis went hot?

    How realistic would the population be if the Cuban Missile Crisis escalated to a Global War which then became a Nuclear War, killing millions of people. Realistically the USSR would fall but the USA would survive but losing majority of it's population, basically losing it's economy and etc...
  8. How Would You Have Handled the Cuban Missile Crisis?

    October 16, 1962: You are the President of the United States, and American intelligence reports that the Soviet Union is planting missile silos in Cuba, only ninety miles from US shores. Your response will determine the fate of the world. Any single miscalculation could increase global tensions...
  9. WI Che Guevara died in 1958

    What if, during the latter months of the Cuban Revolution, Ernesto Che Guevara had taken a fatal bullet wound, and did not live to see the Batista regime fall (as it did otl)? How does this affect the shape of Cuban politics and foreign relations over the crucial next few years? Does this...
  10. Bomster

    CMC goes hot in 1962. Which American cities would survive?

    Let’s say that the Cuban Missile Crisis breaks out, and WW3 happens in 1962. Which American cities are the most likely to not be nuked, and which ones will definitely be nuked? Also will america be able to rebuild?
  11. GauchoBadger

    How would China react to WWIII in 1962?

    So, suppose that the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 is unresolved and escalates into a direct military confrontation between the US and the USSR. My question is: how will Maoist China react to this situation? The Sino-Soviet Split hasn't yet happened, but Mao already has his doubts regarding the...
  12. SeanF1989

    Soviet Nuclear Targets - South Africa

    If the Cold War ever escalated into a full scale nuclear World War III (like during the Cuban Missile Crisis) what would have been South Africa's fate?
  13. The Widicer Plan

    The Man who Pressed the Button - an Alternate Timeline

    The Man who Pressed the Button ~ What if the Cuban Miss Crisis got Hot? "It was a typical afternoon, the kids where playing outdoors and the wife was chit-chatting to the neighbor's wife about Julia's new cloths and I was simply cooking some steak I bought only hours ago. That was until for a...
  14. Gukpard

    What would be today public opinion if the US destroyed the Soviet Union?

    There is a scenario on this forum, it is only one large post long, but it shows the Cuban missile war going hot after Nikita Kruschev is couped during the Cuban missile crisis. The scenario ends with the soviet union being nuked so much time that it is completely depopulated. There is also this...
  15. AHC: Prevent the Soviet Union and Russian Federation from Obtaining Nuclear Weapons

    How could the Soviet Union and Russian Federation be prevented from obtaining nuclear weaponry, while the United States and United Kingdom still possessed them? How would the Cold War be different if the Soviet Union did not have nuclear weapons? (Obviously no Cuban Missile Crisis). If the...
  16. creighton

    Reasonably wank the Cuban Missile Crisis for the Soviet

    I generally fall somewhere between the fantastic Cuban Missile War TL on here and the Crowley 'What If' timelines. But let's say everything from luck to strategic brilliance for the USSR goes right. How would you do the best case scenario for them after the U2 finds the missiles? ...also, not...
  17. Aftermath of a 1961/1962 Nuclear war, specifically in Europe? (The West launches the first strike)

    Envision the following, terribly dystopian scenario: In 1961 or 1962, the United States and NATO launch a nuclear first strike against the Soviet Union. This could be part of an ATL Cuban Missile Crisis where Operation Northwoods happened, or a larger Bay of Pigs, or it could just be an...
  18. Nikita? Ni-ki-ta?: A Collaborative TL

    I want to incite you to make a collaborative TL about an alternate Cuban Crisis. You can resolve it peacefully, or you can cause global thermonuclear war and then write what happens after the apocalypse... Are you prepared? October 25, 1962: In a phone call between John F. Kennedy and Nikita...
  19. Things Fall Apart, a brief history of the Cuban missile war

    Things Fall Apart, a brief history of the Cuban missile war By Andrew G Reese William Butler Yeats THE SECOND COMING Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world...
  20. Roland Traveler

    WI: Castro seizes Guantanamo?

    What if, either in the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs invasion or during the Cuban Missile Crisis, Castro seizes (or tries to seize) Guantanomo Bay? Would he succeed in either scenario? How would the US respond? How would the Soviets respond?